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Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Flags used for Nelsons famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

Flags used for Nelsons famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. The flags used by Lieutenant Pasco aboard HMS Victory to send the message England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Artist: Lemuel Francis Abbott

Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Artist: Lemuel Francis Abbott
Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Probably the most famous portrait of Nelson, painted after his victory at the Battle of the Nile, from an earlier sketch

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Artist: Newton & Co

The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Artist: Newton & Co
The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805)

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone

Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone
Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Portrait of Nelson after his victory at the Battle of the Nile. One of Britains greatest military figures

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Vindictive at Zeebrugge, 1918 (1919). Artist: Charles John De Lacy

The Vindictive at Zeebrugge, 1918 (1919). Artist: Charles John De Lacy
The Vindictive at Zeebrugge, 1918 (1919). HMS Vindictive was a British Arrogant-class cruiser built at Chatham Dockyard. She was launched on 9 December 1897 and completed in 1899

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). Creator: Unknown

The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). Creator: Unknown
The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). " Out To Sea and Into The Sky". The three famous partners of Force H - the battle-cruiser Renown, the Ark Royal

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock

The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock
The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Commanded by Lord Cochrane (1775-1860), the British brig HMS Speedy captured the much larger Spanish frigate Gamo off Barcelona on 6 May 1801

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The English Ship Hampton Court in a Gale, 1678-80. Creator

The English Ship Hampton Court in a Gale, 1678-80. Creator
The English Ship Hampton Court in a Gale, 1678-80. Willem Van de Velde the Younger was a the Dutch marine painter. He emigrated to England with his father in 1674

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: British battleship HMS King George V, Sydney, Australia, 1945

British battleship HMS King George V, Sydney, Australia, 1945. King George V after arriving from Tokyo where she had been present at the surrender of Japan

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Napoleon goes aboard the Northumberland for his journey to St Helena, 8 August 1815, (c1850)

Napoleon goes aboard the Northumberland for his journey to St Helena, 8 August 1815, (c1850). Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) surrendered to a British naval officer

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: A. B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910–1913, (1913)

A. B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910–1913, (1913)
A.B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910– 1913, (1913). Alfred Cheetham (1866-1918) was a member of several Antarctic expeditions

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Embarkation of Henry VIII at Dover c1540

The Embarkation of Henry VIII at Dover c1540
The Embarkation at Dover c1540. Henry VIII and his fleet setting sail from Dover to Calais on 31 May 1520 on the way to meet Francis I at The Field of Cloth of Gold

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: A nuclear submarine berthing at Devonport docks, Plymouth, Devon, 1980

A nuclear submarine berthing at Devonport docks, Plymouth, Devon, 1980. The site has been established as a naval construction and refit yard since 1690

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The crew of HMS Vindictive celebrating the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918

The crew of HMS Vindictive celebrating the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918. The Zeebrugge Raid was an attack carried out by the Royal Navy on the Belgian port of Zeebrugge

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The swimming bath, Royal Navy training establishment, Shotley, Suffolk, 1936

The swimming bath, Royal Navy training establishment, Shotley, Suffolk, 1936. Known within the service as HMS Ganges, Shotley was Britains largest Royal Naval training establishment from 1905 until

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Portrait of Admiral Sir John Balchin, (1832). Creator: Unknown

Portrait of Admiral Sir John Balchin, (1832). Creator: Unknown
Portrait of Admiral Sir John Balchin, (1832). Portrait of Admiral Sir John Balchin...In the Kings Arms Inn at Godalming. Created an Admiral 1727 and lost on the Victory 1744

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Second Western Party The Day They Were Picked Up By The Ship, 1912, (1913)

The Second Western Party The Day They Were Picked Up By The Ship, 1912, (1913)
The Second Western Party The Day They Were Picked Up By The Ship: Taylor, Debenham, Gran and Forde, 1913. The return of the Western Geological Party: geologists Frank Debenham and T.Griffith-Taylor

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Captain Scott on Ski, c1910–1913, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

Captain Scott on Ski, c1910–1913, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
Captain Scott on Ski, c1910– 1913, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Portrait of Captain Gilbert Heathcote RN, 1779-1831. Creator: William Owen

Portrait of Captain Gilbert Heathcote RN, 1779-1831. Creator: William Owen
Portrait of Captain Gilbert Heathcote RN, 1779-1831

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Captain L. E. G. Oates by the Stable Door, 30 August 1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

Captain L. E. G. Oates by the Stable Door, 30 August 1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
Captain L. E. G. Oates by the Stable Door, 30 August 1911, (1913). Lawrence Titus Oates (1880-1912) suffering from gangrene and frostbite, walked from his tent into a blizzard

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Officers of the Terra Nova, 1912 Voyage, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

The Officers of the Terra Nova, 1912 Voyage, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
The Officers of the Terra Nova, 1912 Voyage; Left to right - Mr. Dennistoun, Bo sun Cheetham, Lt. Rennick, Paymaster Drake, Engineer Williams, Lt. Pennell, Lt. Bruce, Biologist Lillie, (1913)

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Bowers, Wilson, and Cherry-Garrard About To Leave For Cafe Crozier, 27 June 1911, (1913)

Bowers, Wilson, and Cherry-Garrard About To Leave For Cafe Crozier, 27 June 1911, (1913). Lieutenant Henry Birdie Bowers (1883-1912)

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The British Navy, 1837-1897, (early 20th century). Artist: TS Crowther

The British Navy, 1837-1897, (early 20th century). Artist: TS Crowther
The British Navy, 1837-1897, (early 20th century). A print from a supplement of The Army and Navy Gazette, (London)

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: British naval discipline, 19th century

British naval discipline, 19th century. A sailor, tied to the grating, being flogged with a cat-o-nine-tails. In 1867 Parliament abolished flogging in the services

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Steam yacht Liberty running east. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Steam yacht Liberty running east. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Steam yacht Liberty running east. Liberty was built for Joseph Pulitzer in 1908. Designed by George Lennox Watson she was one of the largest private yachts of her day

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The sailor lads of the training ship HMS Lion at Devonport, Devon, 1896. Artist: WM Crockett

The sailor lads of the training ship HMS Lion at Devonport, Devon, 1896. Artist: WM Crockett
The sailor lads of the training ship HMS Lion at Devonport, Devon, 1896. A print from The Navy and Army Illustrated, 21st August 1896

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: A marching out battalion parade on board the training ship HMS Lion, 1896. Artist: WM Crockett

A marching out battalion parade on board the training ship HMS Lion, 1896. Artist: WM Crockett
A marching out battalion parade on board the training ship HMS Lion, 1896. A print from The Navy and Army Illustrated, 7th August 1896

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, British Naval Commander, First World War, 1914. Artist: Haines

Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, British Naval Commander, First World War, 1914. Artist: Haines
Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, British Naval Commander, First World War, 1914. Fisher (1841-1920) was Admiral of the Fleet. Illustration from The Great War HW Wilson, Vol I, (London, 1914)

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Lord Fisher, British admiral, late 19th century, (1920). Artist: Russell

Lord Fisher, British admiral, late 19th century, (1920). Artist: Russell
Lord Fisher, British admiral, late 19th century, (1920). John Arbuthnot Jackie Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone (1841-1920) was First Sea Lord and Admiral of the Fleet

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Surrender of the German Fleet at Sunset on November 21, 1918, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

The Surrender of the German Fleet at Sunset on November 21, 1918, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
The Surrender of the German Fleet at Sunset on November 21, 1918, (c1920). German sailors lower the Imperial battle flag on one of the battleships after the First World War armistice

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The First Western Party in a Natural Ice-Tunnel, c1911, (1913). Artist: T Griffith Taylor

The First Western Party in a Natural Ice-Tunnel, c1911, (1913). Artist: T Griffith Taylor
The First Western Party in a Natural Ice-Tunnel Amid The Pinnacles of the Koettlitz Glacier (Edgar Evans standing), c1911, (1913)

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: At The South Pole, (Bowers pulls the string), January 1912, (1913). Artist: Henry Bowers

At The South Pole, (Bowers pulls the string), January 1912, (1913). Artist: Henry Bowers
At The South Pole, (Bowers pulls the string), January 1912, (1913). Left to right: Captain Lawrence Oates, Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Petty Officer Edgar Evans

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: H. M. S. Inflexible in 1880, c1880, (1904). Artist: Symonds & Co

H. M. S. Inflexible in 1880, c1880, (1904). Artist: Symonds & Co
H.M.S. Inflexible in 1880, c1880, (1904). HMS Inflexible was an Invincible-class battlecruiser of the British Royal Navy. She was built before World War I and had an active career during the war

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Black Joke engaging the Spanish Slave Brig El Almirante, 1 February 1829, 1830

Black Joke engaging the Spanish Slave Brig El Almirante, 1 February 1829, 1830. Artist: Edward Duncan
Black Joke engaging the Spanish Slave Brig El Almirante in the Bight of Benin, 1 February 1829, 1830. Commanded by Lieutenant Henry Downes

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Wounded but Victorious, c1916 (1919). Artist: Charles John De Lacy

Wounded but Victorious, c1916 (1919). Artist: Charles John De Lacy
Wounded but Victorious, c1916 (1919). A British battlecruiser being towed into port after the Battle of Jutland. The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle fought by the British Royal Navys

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The Look Out, c1890-c1893. Artist: William Christian Symons

The Look Out, c1890-c1893. Artist: William Christian Symons
The Look Out, c1890-c1893. A print from Her Majestys Navy Including its Deeds and Battles, by Lieut Chas Rathbone Low, Volume I, JS Virtue & Co, London, 1890-1893

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Dreadnoughts and hydroplane, British Grand Fleet, North Sea, First World War, 1914

Dreadnoughts and hydroplane, British Grand Fleet, North Sea, First World War, 1914. Illustration from The Great War by HW Wilson, Vol I, (London, 1914)

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Lowering the Ensign at Sunset, c1890-c1893. Artist: William Christian Symons

Lowering the Ensign at Sunset, c1890-c1893. Artist: William Christian Symons
Lowering the Ensign at Sunset, c1890-c1893. A print from Her Majestys Navy Including its Deeds and Battles, by Lieut Chas Rathbone Low, Volume III, JS Virtue & Co, London, 1890-1893

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Breaking up of the Agamemnon, 1870. Creator: Francis Seymour Haden

Breaking up of the Agamemnon, 1870. Creator: Francis Seymour Haden
Breaking up of the Agamemnon, 1870. The 'Agamemnon', the last surviving wooden-hulled battle ship in the British navy

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: HMS Euryalus, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

HMS Euryalus, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
HMS Euryalus, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: 'A First-Rate Taking in Stores'...Farnley Hall Collection of drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1865

"A First-Rate Taking in Stores"...Farnley Hall Collection of drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1865
"A First-Rate Taking in Stores", from the Farnley Hall Collection of drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1865. One of '...the admirable photographs, by Messrs

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Fleet of Chinese junks, with H.M.S. Opossum, preparing to attack pirates at How-Chow, 1865

Fleet of Chinese junks, with H.M.S. Opossum, preparing to attack pirates at How-Chow, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Fleet of Chinese junks, with H.M.S. Opossum, preparing to attack pirates at How-Chow, 1865. 'It was lately mentioned in our Journal that the pirates who infest the China seas have during the past

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Models of ships in the Naval Gallery at the South Kensington Museum, 1865. Creator: Smyth

Models of ships in the Naval Gallery at the South Kensington Museum, 1865. Creator: Smyth
Models of ships in the Naval Gallery at the South Kensington Museum, 1865. 'The Caledonia, which has, since 1856, been named the Dreadnought...has taken the place of the old Dreadnought as

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Admiral Sir Michael Seymour presenting the Victoria Cross, on Southsea Common..., 1865

Admiral Sir Michael Seymour presenting the Victoria Cross, on Southsea Common..., 1865. Creator: Unknown
Admiral Sir Michael Seymour presenting the Victoria Cross, on Southsea Common, to three of the Naval Brigade engaged at Simonosaki, 1865. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. F. L. Bedwell

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham

Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham, 1865 Creator: Unknown
Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham, 1865. Official drawings '...by Mr. P

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Admiral King's visit to the King of Siam at Bangkok: procession...to the Palace, 1865

Admiral King's visit to the King of Siam at Bangkok: procession...to the Palace, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Admiral King's visit to the King of Siam at Bangkok: procession from the royal landing place to the Palace, 1865. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. R

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the French Minister receiving Admiral Seymour

The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the French Minister receiving Admiral Seymour, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the French Minister receiving Admiral Seymour, 1865. '...the Duke of Somerset and the members of the Board of Admiralty

Background imageRoyal Navy Collection: Admiral King's visit to the King of Siam at Bangkok: procession of boats up the river..., 1865

Admiral King's visit to the King of Siam at Bangkok: procession of boats up the river..., 1865. Creator: Unknown
Admiral King's visit to the King of Siam at Bangkok: procession of boats up the river from the British Consulate, 1865. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. R



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